there are some treats that you never forget; a few years ago alice treated maude and i to afternoon tea at the teanamu chaya teahouse – housed in a coach house just off westbourne park road, its only open on a saturday and sunday and is truly a memorable experience to savour, especially if you are into the rituals of perfect chinese tea. its definitely a girly treat, attention to detail with water temperature, beautiful oriental teapots and tableware. the choice of teas is vast and beguiling, but Pei – the proprietor gracefully advises you what best suits your palate. its definitely something to learn about, and coincidentally you can book onto a 2 hour masterclass to understand the making of tea and its ceremony.
a few years ago- for mothers day – maude made me the most beautiful embroidered napkin – i was really touched by her creativity and thoughtfulness; she had bought all the materials from her favourite shop – slanchogled– in chalk farm, the napkin, the embroidery cotton and then you tubed how to embroider!! so all that sitting on a computer can bring some useful skills!